Leadership Contrasts: Cynicism vs. Respect

14 Aug

 

Check out this New York Times article entitled “The dangers of cynicism at the office.”  Kathy Savitt compares cynicism with four characteristics of leadership: Courage, Respect, Wit and Optimism.  Try it on  – an excellent read.  Also an interesting section about asking good questions to assure that you don’t hire jerks.  She also introduces a management tool called “stump a chump.”  This article is effective because of its use of dramatic contrasts.

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